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The Mall of San Juan offers sneak peek today

Located in an area that attracts nearly 5 million tourists per year, the mall will be the first Caribbean location for major U.S. retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Located in an area that attracts nearly 5 million tourists per year, the mall will be the first Caribbean location for major U.S. retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

High-ranking executives from Taubman and New Century Development, Inc. — developers of the $475 million The Mall of San Juan retail complex — will be on hand today to offer a sneak peek of the property to members of the media, a day before it officially opens for business.

The walk-through also comes a few days after anchor tenants Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue opened their doors for a preview.

More than 60 percent of the 650,000-square-foot shopping center’s restaurants and retailers will be unique-to-market, executives said. The property was developed through a partnership between stateside mall operator Taubman and New Century Development Inc., a Puerto Rico-based a real estate development firm responsible for building out the 30-acre parcel of land.

“The Mall of San Juan brings together an exciting collection of world-class brands that are making their first forays into Puerto Rico,” said William S. Taubman, chief operating officer for Taubman Centers. “With its distinctive offerings and beautiful setting, the center will be a favorite stop for both island residents and tourists.”

The Mall of San Juan’s retail line-up includes everything from luxury brands to shoppers’ favorites, most of which were anticipated and confirmed by this media outlet in recent weeks. (An asterisk [*] indicates a unique-to-market offering.)

  1. *Abuela Goye (coming soon)
  2. *Agent Provocateur (coming soon)
  3. *American Cut (coming soon)
  4. Ann Taylor (coming soon)
  5. Banana Republic
  6. Bath & Body Works
  7. BCBG MAX AZRIA (coming soon)
  8. bebe
  9. *Big Time (coming soon)
  10. *BRIO Tuscan Grille (coming soon)
  11. Brooks Brothers (coming soon)
  12. Brow Art 23 (coming soon)
  13. *Bulgari (coming soon)
  14. *Burger & Beer Joint
  15. *Camicissima
  16. *Carmen Steffens (coming soon)
  17. CH Carolina Herrera (coming soon)
  18. *Cellairis
  19. Chico’s
  20. Claro
  21. Claro kiosk
  22. *Coach
  23. *Daniel Espinosa (coming soon)
  24. *Designer Eyes (coming soon)
  25. *Diventi Bella
  26. *Evocent Jewelry
  27. *Finish Line
  28. *Fit2Run (coming soon)
  29. *Fix, Color & More (coming soon)
  30. *Footaction
  31. Forever Flawless
  32. Gap
  33. *Geox
  34. *Giuseppe Zanotti Design
  35. Gucci (coming soon)
  36. Gustavo Arango (coming soon)
  37. Hacienda Monte Alto coffee kiosk
  38. *Herve Leger
  39. *Hollister (coming soon)
  40. *Invicta (coming soon)
  41. *Janie and Jack
  42. *Jimmy Choo (coming soon)
  43. *kate spade new york
  44. *Kona Grill
  45. Loft (coming soon)
  46. Louis Vuitton
  47. Lucky Brand (coming soon)
  48. *lululemon (coming soon)
  49. *LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics (coming soon)
  50. *Mercato Centrale (coming soon)
  51. *Melissa Shop (coming soon)
  52. *Nordstrom with restaurants: Bazille, Habitant and eBar
  53. Nouvelle D’Spa Boutique (coming soon)
  54. *Oil & Vinegar (coming soon)
  55. *OMEGA
  56. Pandora
  57. Perfume Plus (coming soon)
  58. *Pottery Barn (coming soon)
  59. *Saks Fifth Avenue with restaurant: Sophie’s
  60. Soma
  61. *Swarovski (coming soon)
  62. *Swatch (coming soon)
  63. *Teavana
  64. T-Mobile
  65. *Tommy Bahama (coming soon)
  66. *Tory Burch (coming soon)
  67. *Vans
  68. *Versace
  69. Victoria’s Secret
  70. White House|Black Market
  71. *Williams-Sonoma (coming soon)
  72. Zara (coming soon)

Mall announces partnerships
As part of its arrival and looking to engage shoppers, The Mall of San Juan announced it will offer a number of services to enhance the visitor experience in partnership with Royal Caribbean, Hospital Auxilio Mutuo, JetBlue, Wyndham and Garage Europa Porsche Center.

“The Mall of San Juan offers a new kind of visitor experience,” said Marnie Marquina, marketing & sponsorship director. “Beyond the stores and restaurants, many of which are unique to the market, our visitors will enjoy the innovative amenities and conveniences made possible by our partners.”

The Mall of San Juan has partnered with Visa, making it the preferred method of payment at the center’s shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Visa will offer the Visa Club, exclusive to The Mall of San Juan, with cardholder promotions, access to special events and premium discounts.

Royal Caribbean and Hospital Auxilio Mutuo will sponsor a children’s play area, located on the mall’s lower-level.

Meanwhile, JetBlue will offer a variety of entertainment on the mall’s grand court stage during the center’s grand opening weekend. Starting in August, visitors to the dining terrace will be able to enjoy monthly live performances on the first weekend of each month. The future terrace will feature panoramic views across the San Juan lagoon to the city skyline and ocean.

Garage Europa Porsche will sponsor valet parking services and car exhibits, while Wyndham will sponsor the shopping center’s visitors center and customer service desk.

Finally, The Mall of San Juan has partnered with several mall retailers and restaurants to provide out-of-town guests with special offers and discounts as part of its “Passport to Shopping” program. Visitors traveling from more than 50 miles away are encouraged to stop by the customer service desk to pick up their passport and learn more about the program.

“We’re proud to be partnering with these select brands that are doing so much to enhance The Mall of San Juan shopping experience,” added Marquina.

Author Details
Author Details
Business reporter with 27 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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